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Guide to Prenatal Care


Finding out you’re pregnant can be a joyous occasion, but it can also be very intimidating. After getting over your initial excitement and shock, prenatal care will be the next thing on your mind. You are going to have to find a doctor and apply for insurance if you do not have it. Then you have to come up with a birth plan, submit yourself to tests and physical examinations. You may even start panicking a little bit when you…

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Gynaecologist: If I were an infertile woman, I would want to live in the Czech Republic


“The Czech Republic is experiencing an infertility epidemic; every tenth couple has reproductive problems. However, the care provided here is at a high level and the success rate of assisted reproduction is 90%. If I were an infertile woman, I would be glad that I live here,” says Luboš Vlček, gynaecologist and physician in the field of assisted reproduction. You’re talking about the epidemy of infertility. Is it really caused by the fact that people are not in such a…

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IVF news: did you know that pregnancy causes long-term changes in your brain?


Every day science moves forward, either in small, partial steps or in quite significant discoveries. We’ll be bringing you regular news from IVF, keeping an eye on both scientific and medical advance and also inspirational stories. December brought various good news. 1. Researchers have investigated a protein called NLRP2, which plays an important role in early embryogenesis. This insight could result in better understanding and treating of reproductive disorders. The protein was shown to become more important with increasing maternal age,…

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You are unique and thus the decision of when to transfer an embryo into your womb in the course of an IVF procedure is an individual matter. In this post, we will discuss the two most frequently preferred developmental stages when an embryo can be transferred into the womb – the cleavage stage (2-3 days after fertilization) and the blastocyst stage (5-6 days after fertilization). Blastocyst versus cleavage-stage With a natural pregnancy, the embryo reaches the womb in the blastocyst…

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Following the first article introducing how pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) works, we want to talk about who is this therapy beneficial for and how to use it best. A new study suggests PGS is not for everyone Due to the frequency of aneuploids in miscarriage, pre-implantation genetic screening for recurrent pregnancy loss patients has been recommended over the years as an alternative medical strategy for reducing miscarriage rates and improving full-term, healthy live birth odds. And just like all other…

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Legal restrictions shouldn’t stop you on your way to conceiving a baby: Travel for an IVF Treatment


Considering an IVF treatment may be a stressful situation. People have to not only face the fact they might have some infertility issues, but they also have to deal with many practical aspects. Does my health insurance cover at least some parts of an IVF treatment? Which of them? What are the legal restrictions of IVF in my country? What if the treatment fails? IVF is not easy. It’s often a long and costly process. Now, couples are looking for…

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The Advantages of IVF in Greece – Choosing the Right Clinic For You


Greece was rated as having the 14th best national healthcare system in the world by the World Health Organization (WHO), which puts it above the UK and Germany. Greece is also, in general, a significantly lower-cost option for IVF treatment, compared with countries such as USA, UK and Germany. Fertilitypedia is connected with multiple IVF centers across the Greece and can channel you towards the best option for your physical and financial IVF-related needs. “Greece has a very sophisticated IVF…

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What makes Greece the destination of choice for 2017?


Put simply, Greece is popular for IVF therapies because of its well-legislated high quality of treatment, its low-cost, low-to-no waiting lists, and the fairly liberal laws governing IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies. English is well spoken by most doctors, and they are accustomed to and well experienced in dealing with international patients. Of course, people are also drawn to Greece to spend their treatment and recovery time in its many remarkable scenic locations. People visiting Greece are often pleasantly…

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Greece as an IVF destination? Yes!


Greece is a great place to visit for IVF therapy. It is our destination of choice for 2017. Throughout this month we will be providing you with information about this wondrous country and its resources for those entering IVF treatment. We understand that deciding to do your IVF treatment in another country can be a daunting decision to make. You must look at the treatment options available to you which best fit your diagnosis, along with the time and money…

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“Relax and You Shall Conceive” The Myth of Psychology and Infertility


Thanks to modern science we can identify and diagnose the causes of most infertility cases. However, there are still those cases which science cannot identify an exact cause… yet. The human reproductive system is part of a vastly complex organism, the human body, which is host to a huge amount of interdependent hormones, nerves, cells, bacteria, etc. These are replenished and regulated with incredible consistency and efficiency. Because of this complexity, treating infertility often requires a scientifically holistic approach. And…

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